Autism Research Centre

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The Autism Research Centre (ARC) is a research institute that is a part of the Department of Developmental Psychiatry in the University of Cambridge, England.[1][2]

ARC's research goal is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and to develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. The ARC collaborates with scientists both within and beyond Cambridge University.[1][2] Simon Baron-Cohen is a famous researcher at ARC.[2]

Autism Research Trust[edit]

The organization known as the Autism Research Trust (ART) exists to support the ARC and promote the general cause of scientific investigation into autism.[3] Prominent individuals associated with the trust include scientific writers such as Lucy Hawking, the daughter of Stephen Hawking.[4]

The ARC has remarked in a statement, "Understanding of autism has developed a great deal over recent years, but there is still a huge amount of work to be done. We cannot leave the responsibility for this research to future generations– we have a responsibility to play our part now."[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Autism Research Centre". University of Cambridge. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre and Cambridge Professor of Developmental Psychopathology". ABC ( March 23, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved 8 August 2015.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Profile - Lucy Hawking". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

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